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Check our destination guide for postal restrictions and requirements


The following items are prohibited from importation, meaning they won't be allowed to enter the destination country, territory or region.

To check which items are considered dangerous and prohibited for sending from Australia, download our dangerous goods guide (1.2MB).

  • Animal products
  • Beverages and spirits
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Firearms, parts of
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Ivory
  • Inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Machinery
  • Medical samples
  • Mineral fuels
  • Perishables
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Pornography
  • Publications prejudicial to political, social and moral order
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Stamps and philatelic items in postal articles sent to private persons
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts
  • Tobacco
  • Used clothing, shoes and linen, in gift packages
  • Weapons and parts of weapons.

Lithium batteries

Lithium batteries and devices containing them are prohibited from being sent via International Express.

Import restrictions

If an item is subject to import restrictions, it means that provisions must be met before it will be released from customs in the destination country, territory or region.

We recommend you confirm import restrictions with local authorities before posting:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products/skins
  • Antiques
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Catalogues
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Circuits and circuit board
  • Coffee and coffee samples
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact disc and diskettes
  • Computer software, components and parts
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton seed
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription